Mattex to create 200 jobs in Murray County - CBS46 News

Mattex to create 200 jobs in Murray County

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MURRAY COUNTY (CBS46) -

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Mattex, a Dubai and Saudi Arabian carpet backings producer, will expand its operations in Georgia by building an extrusion manufacturing plant in Murray County.

The company will invest $60 million and create 200 jobs over the next three years in its U.S. headquarters and its first manufacturing facility outside the Middle East.

Headquartered in Dubai, Mattex Group is a leading provider for polyolefin-based textiles, developing and producing primary and secondary carpet backings.

Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development told CBS Atlanta News "here's a company that understands the importance of being close to its customers, and it's no more than a two-day truck drive to 80 percent of the country from Georgia, which gives international companies such as Mattex a competitive advantage when they located in this state."

The manufacturing plant is anticipated to be between 275,000 and 375,000 square feet. The company, which is building the facility in order to be closer to its North American markets, plans to start construction this summer and begin operations in 2014.

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